Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on February 16, 1933 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, February 16, 1933
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.•."•inniin.n STATE JOBS UP TO DEMO COMMITTEES PATRONAGE — The democratic rfftte officials at Des Moines (have Wonted a slick scheme to sidestep idb eeekers and thus avoid creation it nolltleal soreheads who might be Embarrassing In future. They are sslng the buck to the democratic county central committees. They have even parceled out the 1flbs go many to a county, x one for Aver'y 2600 votes cast last fall for Oovernoi* Herring. Kossuth gave Herring 6276 votes. 'Every county, however, 'has a basic 'quota of three lobs in addition to the vote quota, hat makes five for ICoesuth. ( The gain in last fall's vote for Herring over the vote for Hagemann 131 also counts. Hagemann got 1676 votes In Koasuth, ao Herring's gain was about 200 per cent. l«ow many more jobs for Kossuth j g means foas not been made pub- Wade Sullivan has one of Kos- juth's quota of Jobs; Ed Rahm, of Bt'Benedict, another; maybe the job Lloyd Elston, Burt, got with the Ranking department Is a third. ••Whether others have been charged |to Kossuth's account is not known. It Is said that the new state officials found the burden of listening Ito job-hunters so great that they [literally had to get out from under [in order to have time for their official work. It is given out that the plan to pass the buck was.-"designed |to assure to every county a fair rep- [resentation in the state official circle and leave with every county or- o anlzatlon the decision on who was Entitled to recognition." It was further stated that "all fu- Iture ^appointments except such as are now pending will .be delayed till nominations can be made under this program." • . ;'.-'.. A. M. Schanke, democratic county [chairman at Mason City, • spilled all (these beans before a Globe-Gazette «porter. He said his committee was (then making out Its list of nomiria- Itlons. .. •' BLAZE BONNSTET SEEKS S ER LASH IN SALARIES No Official Salary to Be Over $7,500 Under Plan. By A. H. Bonnstettcr. Statehouse, Des Moincs, Feb. 10— The p ast week Representative Roe Allamakee, and I have attempted to r r L°." t ,- a - m ^ U ! !ln * e . tlc! < to app,y appro- relate PHONE BASEMENT Mysterious Explosion Rocks City; Sets Nighthawks Ga-Ga Announced JIEDISTJUCIISG—A recent Ma- Ison City Globe-Gazette 1 dispatch [from Des Molnes said a proposal for fefate senatorial redlstrictlng was under consideration by the senate (committee on political and judicial Jfllstricts, of which Patterson Is phalrman. It would cut Clay and Palo Alto but of the 47th district, leaving Kos- feuth, Emmet, and Dickinson. The population would ibe about 49,000 as pgalnet the present 80,000. The scheme doesn't look natural. Kossuth and Dickinson are too far Jipart to be neighborly. A better rronping would be Kosauth, Palo Wto, and Emmet. :• . Patterson has proposed tc put re- fclatricting hereafter up to the supreme court. The reason is that Jeg- "ative politicians hate ; to" dtetarb Ihelr berths, and will not obey the Constitution and do It afcer every lensus. Babies have grown to miJ- lle age since the last redlstrictlng. The Advance editorially -suggested |he supreme court idea two years Totals It isn't likely that (the leclsla- ure will adopt it. It would look pe yielding a legislative function the judiciary, and in our t-hree- partment form of state and na- . -~'O •->«. *l,I_ I.U <_l| in reducing salaries. Mr. Roe UH chairman of the committee on compensation of public officials ills committee deals with the salaries of elective officials and tho appointive positions In tho counties and towns As chairman of the Appropriations committee, I am interested in all salaries paid out of state priations. These salaries , chiefly to appointive ""positions in the various state departments, including the board of education and the board of control. It was our intenton to work out a Plan that both committees would adopt, and thus make the reductions — in a consistent way. AVe experienc- nce - A meteor o as ) j0en _^ ed some difficulty in working out a lasted, but no evidence oC it has schedule that would, step up unl- been toun &- formly and make the greater cuts In tense cold may have caused ice on the higher salaries without being i to cl ' ack Wl 'th a sound resembling an 4 ' 'explosion, and this may b 0 tho answer, though the nearest ice of sufficient size would be in the river or at the soft water pon-1. A mysterious explosion rockeu'*Al- gona at 4 a. m. Monday morndng. F. W. Green has made a horough search, of the business and •eslclence sections to find 'out what caused it, but nothing has yet been liscovered. It was severe enoueh o crack a window in the Mliior Bros, building on east Nebraska, across the street from the D. H ""•oeders home. Night Marshal Van Alstyne was atmg a lunch at the Sliver Gny ate at the time, and ho rushed out h-inking burglars had dynam'.ted he Iowa State bank, -but he found othlng. At 'State's Cafe waiters nd nlghthawks heard the oxplos- on, and at the Fisher Cafe ti man -as nearly thrown off his feet. The marshal's office was callod y persons awakened by the blast nd reports that the explosion was card have come in from all parts of town. This part of the country Is not subject to earthquakes, nor would there be such a shock without evi- too on incomes below Iowa's Salary List. $2,000. Iowa has six: employes who are paid $10,000 or more. Five of them are. employed by the board of education, one by the highway commission. Inspecting the budget report, 1 find, by grouping employes on the state payroll according to salaries and departments that they make up a table as follows: State- Salaries— house $10,000 and over o 7,500 to 10,000 III 10 6,500 to 7,500 II o 5,500 to 6,500 ._ II"! i 4,500 to 5,500 __ 34 3,500 to 4/500 ... "" 34 '2,500 to 3,'500. ; 62 : 1,500 to -2,500 342 1,000 to 1,500 _ 228 500 to 1,000 15 Under $500 R COLO S?ELL NEARLY CAUSESJOAL FAMINE •M. G. Norton, of the F. S. Norton & Bon lumberyard, said Monday that the recent cold spell almost caught local dealers short. Dealers 'have been cleaning up stocks and not keeping as much on hand as usual, for many people have been burning wood this winter. Several carloads of coal were received Friday and 'Saturday, and this relieved the situation. The cold snap was hard O n everybody's coal bin. With the mercury hovering around 25 below last Thursday morning, and not much higher in the daytime, many persons found it necessary to leave drafts of furnaces wide open all day, and shovelful after shovelful of coal in many cases failed to warm up business houses before noon. Frost on store windows was so thick that it was impossible to see out. Church Bequest. The Algona Baptist church was willed a one-twelfth interest in his estate by the late John Urc.l. The rest of the estate was willed to the widow and children. JOHN GOEDERS 79; 76 FRIENDS GALL TO CONGRATULATE John Goeders reached h'is 79th Education Board 5 19 32 4T 96 •i ' ?47.' 439 726 717 759 432 Control iBoard 7,10 3519 governments there huch jealousy for that. I GBAFT-At Clear Lake a .move- pent Is o n foot agattnst the little aft which allowa U. 8. senators w congressmen 20c, a mile as trav- fing expenses to and from session* f Congress. Signed cards as fol- >m are being mailed : to Senator- tot Louis Murphy and Congress- Blerman, both democrats elect- last fall: | "I have taken a to vote for a -nator or representative who has ^ted the 20 cents a mile travel. expense allowed congressmen. It w we an unjustifiable -graft. i asking you to work and LntZ 6 Clear ^^ example i» U y« "mtaglous and spreads throughout there will be the State Payroll Nearly 60 Million. Employes of the highway com- mlsion are paid from a tru£t fund, and na- consequently the appropriations la too committee is In no position to influence their salaries. Other groups on the state payroll average a total of about '$9,656,000. >By reducing the lump sum in each department, it would seem that salaries, supplies, and other necessities would be reduced proportionately. However, things did not turn out that way two years ago. In the 44th General Assembly a slight "reduction was made in appropriations, but the hoys-at the top of the payroll arranged things to eliminate some at the bottom and thus succeeded in keeping their own salaries Intact. For this reason a resolution was Introduced in the -House yesterday that no person shall receive a salary which exceeds $7,600. This is as much as the governor Is paid, and he must surmount more difficulties and problems than any other man in the state. Why pay heads of state institutions more? BonnstotterS Sympathy (I) Aroused The trouble in the past has been that men who benefitted from large . •138 480 1106 887 2123 Highway Com'n 1 4 3 _5 132 337 198 78 778 Totals G 29 32 52 112 308 655 1533 1623 824 824 7126 ALGONIAN SEES FOUR FARM SALES ARE PRIZE PLAY, 'OF THEE I SING' Ridicules American Politics and the Elections. By Donald P. Dowel. Washington, D. C., Feb. 2—<Last night I saw the Pulitzer prize mus- cal comedy of Thee I Sing, a scathing travesty on American poll- tics. I could not help feeling hroughout the production that the play symbolizes a deplorable attitude }f modern Americans towards their government. It is regrettable that ve should make- it the butt of jokes uch as this play rather than try to lo something about it. I wish you -night see the play. Since that is mpossible, let me sketch it. The first scene • is a dark stage resenting a torchlight pre-cam- aign parade, with signs exhorting he dear public to vote for Winter- reen and Throttlebottom. A typ- cal, electrically lighted sign is, Wintergreen; the Flavor Lasts." he paraclers chant "Wintergreen or president" and, sing campaign ongs. Senators Are Burlesqued. The second scene is a hotel room, eadciuartens of the national com- LISTED FOR NEXT WEEK An advertisement concerning C .T. Houeman's Poland China bred sow sale next Tuesday at his farm <i'/2 miles northeast of Armstrong- appears in today's Advance. He will offer 45 sows. Fred Hintz Jr. announces a sale next Wednesday at the Al Miller farm east of Lu Verne. An advertisement in today's Advance lists seven horses, ten cows, 20 other cat- 'tle, two sows with pigs, farm machinery, etc. Colwell Bros, will do the selling. W. C. Nelson, for many years a Union township farmer, is about to move to town, and next Wednesday will offer five horses, three cows, two calves, 100 chickens, and a full line of farm machinery for sale ' Col. C. O. Riddle will be auctioneer;' Harvey Thompson, Burt, clerk. J. C. Seegebarfrh Jr., 2V 2 miles north and. three-fourths of a mile east of Fenton, plans to move rto Minnesota, and next Tuesday will sell four horses, two cows, four-other cattle, eight brood sows, farm machinery, -household goods, etc at public auction. Fred Flaig will be auctioneer; F. H. iBohn, clerk 3RD ADVANCE SCHOOL WILL BE HELD HERE Expert Demonstrator Will Spend 3 Days in Algona. A secret of Interest to Kossuth women which the Advance has for some months been guarding is that there will be another free cooking school in Algona early next month. It will open Thursday, March 2, and continue three days, closing Satur- LEAKING OIL SET ON FIRE BYJURNACE Stock of Groceries on First Floor is Damaged. < son, D. H. Goeders, with a family dinner and an afternoon reception for friends. Seventy-six friends called be- pledge never United States t0 proves agitated DRUNK RUNS AMUCK WITH SHOT GUN; IS GIVEN JAIL TERM Frank Vayette was sentenced to ten days in jail Monday by Justice White on a charge of disturbing the peace. Vayette became intoxicated Sunday and caused a disturbance in the Smoke Shop. Marshal Green ordered him out, and he went to his room over the Algonquin, where he began firing a 410-caliber shotgun at what his temporarily crazed brain thought were rats. He shot nearly a dozen holes in the walls of the building and the stairway, and anyone who had gone upstairs Inopportunely would'have been hit. Tony Guehl, who has a tailor shop tween 3 and 6:30 p. m. Refreshments were served by Mrs. B. H. Goeders, Mrs. John Goeders and Mrs. Anna Uhlendorf, the latter the mother of Mrs. D. H. Goeders, were in attendance. Harry Zlgrang, Uvermore, nephew of the elder Mre, Goeders, was among the callers, and another out of town Waller was Frank Besten- lehner, of Whittemore. Flowers and 'o'ther small tokens of'-' friendship were brought by callers. Not only Mr. Goeders but his wife also still enjoys excellent • health, and Mr. Goeders is active daily at the store. The couple celebrated keeps saying, "We should . have sold Rhode 'Island." The query arises, "Where is Rhode Island?" iSomeone volunteers that it is in Providence! This is a typical joke depicting ignorance of politicians. Various politicians are asked how their territory will go. Each ,is addressed as '^Senator." The answers are ornate platitudes which make no sense. • Vice President Pitiful Figure. Throttlebottom is announced when a big argument is in progress on Who the vice , presidential candidate is. ator recalls having delivered one knows, though one sen- FIREMEN ANSWER TWO HOUSE FIRES AND TRUCK BLAZE The fire trucks were called Monday morning to Tom Dailey's on north Jones steet, where a small fire in the roof had been set by sparks from the chimney. It was discovered by Leo Cahlhauser, son of the new sheriff, who put in the call for the firemen from the Aero service station. He saw smok e , coming from the roof as he drove Into town from Bancroft. The only damage was to shingles. The houee Js owned by J. A. McDonald. The fire trucks answered a call last Thursday when a big truck used by the Council Oak company to deliver goods to the local store and day, March 4. This will (be the Advance's third free cooking school. The last one was in the fall of 1931. The dates then were the three days immediately preceding Thanksgiving. Though upwards of 500 women attended, it was felt that a school so close to a national holiday was not advisable, and the Advance there- foe stipulated for a later date for the coming school. 80 Schools In Iowa. The school will be conducted under the joint auspices of the Advance and Iowa Newspapers, Inc. a special group of Iowa county seat newspapers which has for some , - .years been in existence and of which ' burne r itself was not defective, amt Fire endangered nearly $50,00»worth of telephone equipment, besides the fixtures and stock of the> Sorensen grocery (Monday night. The blaze arose in the heating room of the telephone exchange in thtr basement. The 'Sorensens and th« telephone exchange maintain separate heating plants, and the basement is divided by a fire wall. The telephone exchange waar, heated by an oil burner, and thai room in which It is situated is 28 feet long, nine feet wide. Burner and boiler stand at the south end o£ the room, with a storage tank at the north end. Two hundred and. fifty gallons of fuel oil were put in the tank Monday. Rusted Tank; Oft Leaks. After the fire It was discovered that the oil tank had rusted through. at several -points. The addition- of oil forced breaks by weight pressure, and oil apparently leaked t«i the floor of the basement and spread till it reached the burner and boiler. Fumes from the oil were probably ignited when the burner was turned at 10 p. m. The the Advance is the only eligible Kossuth member. This ofganization is not to be confused with the Iowa Press associaton, which is open to all newspapers. . The local school will be one of 86 such schools in Iowa this season. The schedule opened last mid-Sep. was further protected by automatic devices to keep it from starting a fire. Telephone Operator Sticks. Maude Selichnow, only operator at the telephone exchange -between. 10 and 11, smelled smoke shortly before 11. She had already notice* that-the heat pipes were poundlne ? J V_ y SCn ° 01 lasts three da ye. as if overheated When she notipS and there are two full-time instruc- the smoke also sh^rL nl«°^ others took fire. The body and the ' noml nating speech. When Throttle- tv,p conte nts were lost, "i" 6 i truck their ago. The story of Mr. Goeders' golden wedding four years long and honorable Business life has been told before in the Algona papers. He was born in the Duchy of Luxembourg 'February 2, l'S54, and was brought to America by his parants when he was 10. In 1869 the family" settled in Riverdale township, and John gre\v lip 'there. •' 'Mr. Goeders worked for the (ate Theodore Chrischillea four then 2 years' for ' others. - He frugal and saving, and-in'due time he founded what is now the Goe-.1ers Co. store, one of the oldest merchandise establishments In northern Iowa. He has been in business here ever since. Mr. and Mrs. Goeders were malr- ried in May, 1878. Their home, built in Spanish style, is one of Algona's . • was cltah^un, the' was climbing the hill north of tors, though but one appears at each point, the other meanwhile conducting a similar school elsewhere. Demonstrator Is Coming-. Miss Gladys Ixxmey will conduct the school here. (She was at Humboldt last week -Monday, Tuesday and -VYednesday, .and the Humboldt the smoke also she called Cecil Benner, trouble shooter, and turned Ina fire alarm. (She remained at th* switchboard; however, and answered the numerous calls which arte*. whenever the fire elren sounds. All operators were called back foe- duty, and all were at work on th« second floor of the building • T .- . .,' • ' Independent reports that in spite of the flremen fou & ht the. blaze In. the bottom enters he gives his name. I f'if ona> a 5 °-eal. can of gasoline years, was in the front room, narrowly'escaped I show Places. Besides the son there being shot. He overheard Vayette te a daughter, Mrs. C. T, Kennedy, in ln a sena tor-elect, ea- "Swam 'Ped with .thousand has three not tne newly « ivj n«r let, t -to office seek- he has ' bee * *° that he nas no* Possible for salaries succeeded in putting over a program on a false foundation on thoae int charge of the public purse. As a basis to justify high salaries they pointed to what other states were paying for similar positiona Thus, unconsciously, each state began to compete with sister states on whclh would have the honor of paying the highest salaries. • When I see these gentlemen at a public hearing and listen to their stories, my sympathy goes out v to them. • Poor fellows! They have played this game so long that they now take it seriously and labor under the impression that they are the tali that wags the dog. make threats against Green, .and from a window called the officer, who arrested Vayette. Evidence was also produced in court that/ Vayette threatened others with a hunting knife and a large folding spring knife. When he was arrested the gun and knives were confiscated, and he was''put in jail over night to sober up for trial. BOURNE AGAIN CHAIRMAN OF RED CROSS IN KOSSUTH Thirty persons attended a county Red Cross meeting at the high school building Friday. Reports were read and officers elected: Dr. M. G. Bourne was re-elected county chairman; J. F. Overmyer, vice .chairman; Mrs. Lee O. Wolfe, Ti- Minneapolis. He.. Is about to be thrown out when he says, "But, gentlemen, I am the vice presidential candidate!" Throttlebottom is a'pitiful character throughout the play. He always j seems dazed and lost, though anx- 'lous to please, really pitiful in attempts to get someone to pay attention to him. Everyone forgets his name so often that soon he forgets it himself, ar>d when, later, someone asks who the vice presdential candidate Is, he can't recall his name and says: ; "Wait a minute; I'm sure it will come to me.' It's right on the tip'of'my tongue!" Contest to Pick First Lady.' The-presidential candidate enters, a. young fellow, mistakes Throttle- bottom for a waiter, orders him around, etc. Searching a platform, the politicians ask a room maid what is the most imp9rtant thing in 'her life. She answers "Love," so that Is chosen as the platform. It is then de- . fell over and was ignited by a charcoal stove in the truck used for heating purposes. The firemen arrived in time to save the tire* and the cab from destruction. The engine was started after th e fire and the truck returned to Sioux City' under its own power. It had just 'finished unloading at the local atore and had nothing but gasoline left; • At the P. J, Kohlhaas home Monday two children set'a small bonfire of leaves. They, thought they put it out and left to play'.'elseVhere. Mrs. Kohlhaas - emelled smoke but couldn't locate it, but Mr. Kohlhaas discovered it. ' With *he help of the firemen a few pails of water put the fire out. Some interior redecoration was necessary as a result of smoke damage. In the final analysis, all public j tonka, secretary; H. L. Gilmore, and private expenditures must be treasurer. '' Committee chairmen 'based on the price level of wealth (products that come new | were named 'as follows: first aid, from [ Doctor Will-lams, Lakota; life-eav- the soilK Every day, however, this ing, P. A. Danson; volunteer ser- fact is completely ignored in debate app roprlat , Mot of ice . He of ohairman of by members of the House. Teachers' Mliilmum Is $10. vice, Mrs. 'L. M. Hewitt; home service (flour), Jos. Bloom, (cotton) goods), Miss iBonnstetter, with Mr „. . . , , . , , ... F. L. Tribon as assistant; Junio The teachers' m nlmum wage b 1 , Red ^ ^ wffllam ^^ FARM LINES COMMITTEE ASKS PHONE CUT TO $4 'Representatives of 28 of the 35 rural lines connected, with the Algona telephone exchange met at the courthouse Saturday afternoon. After discussion, a committee consisting of" George Miller, Thos. Reed, Mack Wise, Fred Geigel, William Runchey, and A. E. Qlayton, the latter chairman of the meeting, was appointed. The committee met with Manager F<. C. Hancher, of the exchange, immediately after the meeting adjourned and asked that the switching rate be reduced from $8 :o $4 a year. M-r. Hancher replied that the present rate is below cost, and no agreement has been reached. It is reported tb.ait many rural patrons will drop their phones if the cut is not made. The annual fee is due March 1. came up for consideration last Thursday morning. It was vigorously denounced,, also defended, in the chamber. The result was a $40 a month minimum. I am of the opinion, however, that the senate will refuse to concur in the measure. The senate passed a bill some time ago which called for complete repeal of the minimum wage law. The Appropriations committee has introduced a bill in the House which gives the governor the authority to reduce the- budget fixed by the legislature after the General Assembly adjourns, if he is convinced that the taxes collected will not come up to estimates on which the budget was based. The governor understands that state departments may finish a, deficit by the end of this bi- On June 80. Had Governor toad such authority, a deficit Fenton; public information, D. E Dewel, Algona, Mrs. Lee O. Wolf for the rest of the county; roll cal Dr. H. M. Olson; disaster relief, R B. Waller. have been avoided. measure also provides that must be in a, uni- manner in every department. Resolutions Adopted. Formal resolutions on the deatl of J. W. Sullivan and W. C. Dan son were spread on the records o the district court last week. The committee for the Sullivan resolutions consisted of Judge Quarton, J. Van Nese, and L. E. Linnan; foi the Danson resolutions, H. W. Miller, M. C. McMahon, and H. 03 White. School Election IStli. The annual school election will be held March 13, probably at the city hall. Nomination papers must be filed by noon Mach 3, two weeks from tomorrow. Two directors are to be elected, the terms of President A. E. Michel and Mrs., Laura St. Jfljhn BURGLARS 6ET $100 WORTH OF STAMPSJROM BURT P, 0. Burt, Feb. 14—'Thieves broke into the Burt postofflce Monday night, knocked the dial off the safe, and took about $100 worth of stamps and a number of -postal savings certificates. Entrance was made via a back door, a section of which was broken in. A money-order pad in the safe was left, and this seems to indicate that the burglars were amateurs, lor the order' blanks could have been filled in and cashed. The postal savings certificates are nonnegotiable. cided to hold a beauty contest to choose the First Lady. The third scene presents the beauty contest at'Atlantic City. But just.,as the judges are about to choose the winner, Wintergreen falls In love; with his secretary, who makes the best corn muffins in the world; so he jilts the contest winner. This results in foreign entanglements later, when it develops that the winner is an illegitimate daughter of an Illegitimate son of an illegitimate nephew of Napoleon. France demands that she be made Wintergreen's wife, and war Is narrowly averted. A good crack here is: The French ambassador says, "I have 'just received a note from my government—" whereupon Wintergreen says, "We have a lot of notes from your government, but none of them is any good!" Campaign Scene Pictured. In a Madison Square Garden scene campaign speeches are made, with a wrestling match in front of the speaking stand to entertain the audience while it listens to the orations. "The most famous lovers in the world" appear—remember the love MERCURY NITS TOBOGGAN AND SKIDS TO 25 BELOW The lowest temperature of the season was recorded last Thursday morning, when the mercury fell to 25 below zero and didn't rise above zero all day. Temperatures sdnce last Thursday have slowly been on the rise, and Sunday brought warm enough weather for a little snow to melt. Monday was cloudy again, and another half inch of snow fell The weather prediction for today is fair and warmer. The official" temperature record follows: February 8 _g February 9 "' ~_2 February 10 -_.IIl9 February 11 the extremely cold, blustery weather, 350 women registered Monday, 250 Tuesday, and 32S Wednesday At schools elsewhere, when the weather was favorable, the attendance has in many cases exceeded 1,000.- Miss Ixxmey went to Storm Lake from Humboldt, and conducted a school there, last Thursday, Friday and Saturday. This-week Monday, luesday, and Wednesday she was at Sibley. Today she opens a school at Spencer. 'She -will conduct schools at -Rock Rapids and Emmetsburg next week, and will come here from Emmetsburg. She goes from here to Forest Glty, thence ;to Northwood. Humboldt School Success. Reporting the Humboldt school Friday's Republican said: "Miss -Looney met with the approval of all, and several women expressed the opinion that she was the best of all the cooking school demonstrators who have appeared here She prepared a wide variety of food every day, from meats and vegetables to salads, cakes, and pies. Not only did she give new recipes every afternoon, but pencils were busy taking household hints she gave out as she worked." Outside and local advertisers -22 -25 -1-5 -8 4 3 Scott Hanria Home. W. Scott Hanna, who had been at he university hospital, Iowa City, some weeks, was brought home Saturday by his nephew, Treadwell Robertson. He is reported, somewhat improved. 011 Bids Asked. to euppjy gasoline and oil to he county trucks and graders e opened rs. H>y *<jar<S( Thursday platform. Wttntergreen proposes to his inamorata again, and she accepts on condition he is elected. Then both exhort the people to vote for him so they can set married! A scene in the White House shows a guide conducting tourists. Someone asks where the vice president lives. The guide doesn't know. Someone at the rear yells, "I know," torn himself. The man who identifies him then gives the boarding house where the v. p. lives, and says the v, p. spends his time in parks, feeding squirrels. A tourist asks what the v. p.'e duties are, and the guide says he presides over the senate. Throttlebot- tonj, who says nothing about his identity in this scene, is apologetic, asks to have the information repeated, seems startled to learn that he "has official dutiee, asks where the senate is, »nd dashes madly out tojook after his job. r pro. February 12 I~^~33 February 13 III.II.ll February 14 _____26 MRS, W,T, TRAINER, FIRST CHILD BORN IN BURT, DIES Burt, 'Feb. 14—Mrs; W. T. Trainer died at the University hospital, Iowa City, Monday evening, following, an illness of several months. Two months ago she had a leg amputated, and she had been in critical condition most of the time since. Her maiden name was Caroline Stow and she was born 50 years ago, the first child born in Burt. Besides her husband she left a son, Hollis W., who is married and lives here. Her aged mother, Mrs. Anna Stow, of Burt, two brothers and two sisters also survive: J. P. and F. O. Stow Burt; Mre. C. L. Phelps, Portland operate to make each school a success, and at the close each afternoon prizes are awarded. It costs nothing but time to attend, admission being free. Miss Looney gives out printed recipes daily. The school will open at 2 p. m. every day and close in time to let women who attend get home to prepare supper. Further announcement in detail will be made next week. basement. Thick smoke made work In the telephone office unpleasant, however, and caused much- coughing. The girls, nevertheless stuck to« their work. • Gertrude Kuchenreuther, who goes on the night shift at 11, waat the first to arrive. Other operators are Grace Turner, acting chief, Mary Harris, Lucille Peterson, Ul- llan Kressin, Bernice Storm, Emma Hanigan, Priscilla Loss, and Evelyn. Toothman. The latter remained on. duty the rest of the night with Miss. Kuchenreuther, Damage Estimated at $3500. The fire was confined to the telephone exchange's part of the basement by efficient work on the part of the firemen. It followed a heating pipe through the floor into the- grocery store, but damaged th* floor nowhere else. Damage to the building, and to. the grocery fixtures and stock is estimated at $3,000, covered by Insurance. Paper-packaged goods, salt and sugar in sacks, and similar- merchandise was rendered unsale- able by smoke fumes and water. : Damage to the telephone property is estimated at $500. A new oil burner and tank were being install- township; Mrs. Laura Paine, hel d this weefe Presbyterian church. SALE OF BOOK AND GIFT SHOP GOODS THIS WEEK-END The Book & Gift Shop goods, impounded since last fall by a judgment in favor of Moe & Sjogren, were/offered at sheriff's sale Friday, Saturday, and Monday, No bids were received on the two-thirds appraisement value the first two days but on the third day, when the goods could be sold for , half, the stock was purchased by Moe & Sjogren, except a few items purchased by Mrs. E. C. Dickinson. For Moe & Sjogren, Mre. F. L. Tribon, who has an announcement in today's paper, will sell the goods in the former Paine & Sorensen drug quarters A sheriff's sale of additional property from the Book & Gift shop is being advertised i n the legal notice col- ed yesterday; A good-sized crowd gathered ttt watch the fire. A Rotary party at the Masonic Temple in the sam* block broke up, Rotarians and their wives watched the firefighters. Manager E. C. Hancher, of the exchange, was at the party, and his first intimation of the fire cam* from someone who had been outside- He left th» umns. t th, City Election Soon. The biennial city election will take Pte.ce iMarch 27, and the first day f?r filing by candidacies was yes- 'terday. The* last day wUi be March 11. No. candidacies had been filed up to this, morning. I*ease Trial On. Court reopened yesterday afternoon, with trial 'of a lease dispute titled D. D. Kinyon vs. Jos. and Mathilda Arndorfer. The suit wae filed Monday and by agreement was brought ito trial in the record time of two days. Judge Heald -wen 1 - nome last Thursday, returning yes terday morning. 9.) Story is Published. RJciharjJ Sherman, New Yorfc City, ot Mr. antj ^ w , -p. C. a, j OV e story in the Sale 1988, and called him out. party in a hurry. "DRAKE f STATERS" ASKED TO SEE COUNTY ATTORNEY Kossuith victims, if any. of tha notorious "Drake-estate" fraud are- requested to get in touch.-, "vyrith. County Attorney M. • C, MoMahon. Attorney General O'Connor plans a vigorous prosecution of one Oscar M. Hartzell, who went to England from Iowa ten years ago and is now- being returned to face 'charges, Hartzell's game was to interest Americans in a fabulous Sir Francis Drake estate, and he promised huge returns from investments by victims. The fake has been exposed time and again in the newspapers, but many dupes fell for Hari scheme and forwarded money. CHARGE OF EAR-CHEWING PISMISSJtnojJQURT HERE Allen Graham, Burt, was discharged in Justice White's court test Thursday. n e bad been ed ivith <mayh._m, or Harold J. Ji[e|son as \ fight following a Sanc'e^t January 36. to wofch ops son's, «arf -was " by * 1 ' P w

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